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When cards are homemade, it gives the creator the chance to give them any message they want like my uplifting Be Strong card. This card will give a friend in need a little bit of encouragement.

Inspirational Card to uplift anyone's spirits in a time that they need to be strong.
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This card can be used in so many different scenarios. It can be for someone facing health issues or even for someone that is running a marathon.

It’s an exceptionally versatile card.

Cricut Double sided Paper

I used the Cricut’s double sided patterned paper.

The patterned side is nice and subtle and the flip side is a gorgeous mauve color.

This Cricut's patterned paper that is double sided.
Cricut Patterned Paper

This card I’m making opens from bottom to top.

The patterned side was used for the base this time.

Rectangle Dies

Then I used a rectangle metal die from a set that I purchased from This set comes with six different rectangle size dies.

This rectangle die set has six different sizes of dies. This came from
Rectangle Die Set From

For this card, I used the size that measures 2 ¼ x 4 ¼. It’s the perfect size for the front of my card.

On Cricut design space, I found the Be Strong design. I switched it from the cut mode to the draw mode. The Cricut gold pen was used.

I used a Cricut gold pen and the Cricut Explore Air to draw the uplifting Be Strong Message.
Uplifting Be Strong Message Written With Cricut Pen.

In looking back I wished I would have used the silver because I think it would have shown up better but I’m partial to silver anyways.

The rectangle Be Strong was attached to the top of the card.

I used the patterned side of the Cricut paper and attached the Uplifting Be Strong Message on the top using the mauve side.
The Patterned paper was used for the base with matching mauve for the message

Pink Gems And Glitter Washi Tape

To make that pop out more, I glued three pink gems in a diagonal pattern.

The pink adhesive gems were attached to the banner to give it a little bit of punch.
Pink Adhesive Gems

In one of the Cricut Mystery boxes I received four different colors of glittered washi tape.

For this color the white and mauve washi tape fit perfect. The colors were almost identical. I attached a line of the white on the bottom of the card and a line of the mauve on top of the white.

I used this washi tape all the time. The glittered white and mauve washi tape gives this card some sparkle.
Sparkly Cricut Washi Tape

But it needed more.

Tiny Flowers

The flower Fiskars punch came to the rescue. I punched out six of the mauve color double sided patterned paper and one of the patterned side.

Fiskars flower punch makes the flower to decorate the washi tape.
Fiskars Flower Punch

Six of the flowers were glued on top of the glittered washi tape where the colors meet.

The patterned side flower was placed to the upper, left corner on the Be Strong banner.

The little flowers are a good fit and blends the two washi tapes together.
Punched Flowers Decorate the Uplifting Be Strong Card

Using a gold metallic Sharpie I colored the small sized white gems and attached them to the center of the flowers.

Sharpie makes so many colors to color the gems to match the color scheme of the card.
Gold Metallic Sharpie

This card is an awesome way to give someone a bit of courage and to let them know they are being thought of.

What kind of strength builder cards do make? Drop a comment below.

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